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Aiming high at home

Resurgent FCB turn focus to the Bundesliga

The high table celebrated with red wine and cigars, filet mignon and smoked salmon was served to the sponsors and VIPs in the Crystal Room, and the banquet at the team hotel ran on until well after midnight. “We’ve had a very nice evening,” said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in his speech to the assembled company, “and all credit to the team for this magnificent performance”.

Bayern rattled up a 4-0 victory over Romanian double winners CFR Cluj, sealing a berth in the Champions League last sixteen with two matches to spare, and also setting a new club record of four wins in their first four group stage matches. One more goal would have equalled the club’s biggest-ever away win in the Champions League, a 5-0 triumph against Sporting Lisbon in 2009, but no-one at Bayern is anywhere near sated by the fine victory in Cluj.